When it comes to contracts in the NFL, the deals are as big as the men that sign them.

Unlike other sports, NFL contracts are usually not guaranteed, aside from a signing bonus, so with the shortness of the overall careers of professional football players, the athletes rarely get the full amount that they sign for.

There are, however, those players who have stayed healthy, ageless, and productive enough to see a huge chunk of change hit their bank accounts over the course of their careers.

Twenty-two players in all have made at least $100, but these are the top-15 highest paid players in NFL history, according to Spotrac:

 

Mario Williams – $120.4 million

Position: Defensive End

Seasons: 11

Highest single-season earnings: $25 million (2012; includes $19 million signing bonus)

Championships: 0

Pro Bowls: 4

First-team All-Pro: 1

Future Hall Of Famer: Yes

Michael Vick – $121.2 million

Position: Quarterback

Seasons: 13

Highest single-season earnings: $27.5 million (2005)

Championships: 0

Pro Bowls: 4

First-team All-Pro: 0

Future Hall Of Famer: No

Aaron Rodgers – $123.8 million

Position: Quarterback

Seasons: 12

Highest single-season earnings: $38.3 million (2013; includes $33.3 million signing bonus)

Championships: 1

Pro Bowls: 5

First-team All-Pro: 2

Future Hall Of Famer: Yes

Tony Romo – $127.4 million

Position: Quarterback

Seasons: 13

Highest single-season earnings: $26.5 million (2013; includes $25 million signing bonus)

Championships: 0

Pro Bowls: 4

First-team All-Pro: 0

Future Hall Of Famer: Doubtful

Matt Ryan – $133.7 million

Position: Quarterback

Seasons: 9

Highest single-season earnings: $36.5 million (2014; includes $15 million signing bonus)

Championships: 0

Pro Bowls: 3

First-team All-Pro: 0

Future Hall Of Famer: Possibly

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